Man charged in courthouse disturbance
An Evanston man was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a peace officer after making a ruckus in the Lake County Circuit Court Clerk's Office on Wednesday, officials said. Lee Fainman, 37, of the 1300 block of Oak Street, was taken into custody about 2:15 p.m., Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Sara Balmes said Thursday. The sheriff office's court security division received a panic alarm from the clerk's office at 18 N. County St. because Fainman was causing a disturbance at one of the counters while attempting to file court paperwork, Balmes said. Deputies tried to obtain Fainman's identity, but he refused, leading to the obstructing charge, Balmes said. Bond was set at $5,000. Fainman was released after posting the required 10 percent of the bond amount, and is due to appear in court Jan. 7.
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